Life Science with Real Books is a 182-page guide designed to facilitate the study of plants, animals, and the human body. Susan Marra integrates Scripture, books, ideas, activities, and experiments in an attempt to adequately cover the material, while being flexible enough to accommodate children of all ages. Four units are included in this guide.
1. Looking at Life: Cells, Classification, and Ecology
2. Human Body: Vision, Hearing, Taste & Smell, Touch, Body's Ingredients, Body Systems, Integumentary System, Skeletal System, Muscular System, Respiratory System, Digestive System, Circulatory System, and Nervous System
3. Plants: Plants, Flowering Plants, Trees, and Fungi
4. Animals: Invertebrates, Grasshoppers & Crickets, Butterflies & Moths, Bees, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, Mammals, and Mammals of the Water
Also, within each unit the following are included:
Did You Know?
People to Read About
Books to Choose From
Sketches and Diagrams
Writing and Discussion Ideas
Experiments and Activities
For those interested in using living books, planning their curriculum, and watching their children take off, this is a guide that will help. Why reinvent the wheel when you can capitalize on Susan Marra's efforts with her family, and use her guide and experience as a starting place? For someone who is not interested in a "curriculum in a box," but, rather, a guide that opens up "possibilities," check out Life Science with Real Books.